Re: John M. McGUIRE (ca 1819 KY- ca 1895 KS)
I checked on Hiram McGuire in the 1860 Census in Brown County.He is living next to Ezekiel & Jane Gilbert.When searching for Mcguire info in Brown County, I had come across Ezekiel who had married Elizabeth Jane McGuire in KY. It was a very nice "blog" on the KS Gilberts with some old pix.Although you can't believe everything you find on the Web, a lot of folks seem to think that Elizabeth Jane and Hiram's folks were James Adger Mcguire and Nancy Anglin. I believe their line comes from Lt.James McGuire who was killed in the Battle of Blue Licks in KY in 1782.Everyone tries to work him into their Mcguire tree but DNA studies are messing this up now.My John is not related to this group.
I also failed to tell you earlier that I and a "cousin" have both spent quite a bit of time in Owen and surrounding counties and haven't found many paper "leavings" for John and Lucy.They must have been dirt poor.